Bacterius® 1B, Dry Concentrated Beneficial Bacteria


Our Bacterius® 1B product is effective in removing organic matter that causes water quality problems. Reduces odors and cloudy water associated with various types of organic waste that accumulate in lakes and ponds. And all in a soluble format for easy dosing!

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    Bacterius® 1B boxes contain small, pre-measured packets of lyophilized (freeze-dried) natural bacteria. Bacterius® 1B reduces the accumulation of decaying plants, grass clippings, leaves, fish waste and other organic materials and helps:

    • Control algae growth
    • Improve water clarity
    • Provide odor control
    • Reduce bottom sludge
    • Control problematic nutrients that promotes algae growth
    • Reduce ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and phosphates
    • Enhance the aquatic environment

    Bacterius® 1B is packaged in pre-measured water-soluble packets, to allow for easy dosing and easy application. Bacterius® 1B natural bacteria dry formulation consists of billions of microbial cultures made up of beneficial bacterial strains specifically chosen to reduce ammonia levels, nitrates, algae and bottom sludge consisting of both cellulose and lignin components from dead and decaying algae and vegetation. The pouches are made of water-soluble cellulose pouches and include barley straw to kisck-start the bacterial growth.

    Bacterius® 1B is an effective treatment to remove organic matter that causes water clarity problems. 

    Bacterius® 1B reduces the odor and murky water associated with various types of accumulated organic wastes in lakes and ponds.

    From water gardens, to basins containing koi and/or goldfish, to lakes and ponds, Bacterius® 1B is a very affordable treatment to help preserve good water quality. Its unique composition merges various bacterial strains, allowing for an affordable and effective treatment. These bacteria present no danger to your fish, other animals or any human beings.

    In bodies of water, the accumulation of dead plants and animal waste forms an organic layer that reduces the available oxygen through decomposition and discharges pollutants, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S), into the water. In some cases, the loss of oxygen can be so pervasive as to cause massive deaths in fish populations. The stress caused by low water quality can also reduce the fish's growth and make them more sensitive to disease. The micro-organisms contained in Bacterius® 1B feed on the waste produced by the plants and animals in the water body. The by-products caused by this natural transformation are carbon dioxyde, water and a protein-rich biomass of bacteria. Fish and invertebrates, such as zooplankton, snails, crayfish and other members of their respective families, all feed on this bacterial biomass. The waste produced by Bacterius® 1B becomes a natural source of food for fish and other aquatic fauna.

    With 1 billion viable bacteria (CFU) per gram, Bacterius® 1B is very popular among lake, pond and water garden owners. It is a very good tool in helping aquatic ecosystems naturally.

    Box content : 10Lbs box = 30 pouches  /  25Lbs box = 75 Pouches

    Living product: avoid freezing and humidity exposure.

    We guarantee that the product has been manufactured under strict quality control standards that ensure optimal product quality.

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      Weekly dosage varies depending on the application, the fish and plant density and the amount of organic matter. Conditions needed: +10 °C / 50° F, pH 5 – 9


      Application of dry bacteria

      Bacterius® pond bacteria products come in soluble pouches that are thrown into your pond. They work best when they are tossed near your aeration system, floating fountain or in-flowing water source or cascade. The movement of the water helps “steep” the bacterial pouch, much in the way a tea-bag is helped to release its content by adding gentle agitation. If there is little to no surface movement or aeration system, the pouches should be cut open and mixed in a bucket with pond water and then splashed uniformly across the pond surface in much the same way liquid bacteria is administered. If you do not have an aeration system or any other area of consistently flowing water, it is best to apply your bacteria in windy conditions. The wind will helps disperse your bacteria and give your pond some more oxygen for them to breathe. Sometimes, the easiest solution can be to simply throw the pouches on the water's surface and let nature do the rest. What's most important is not the way in which you administer the dosage, but the regularity at which it is applied!

      If your pond is already infested with algae and has poor water quality, an initial “shock treatment” (double dose) of a high dose of Bacterius® 5B bacteria should be done, followed by a treatment the following week and then a treatment every two or three weeks depending on the results obtained. A pond which is beginning to show the initial problems inherent with murky water and algae growth, but has not yet progressed to an alarming state of eutrophication requires a milder initial treatment, followed by a maintenance dose. For ponds and water gardens that are relatively healthy a low maintenance dose is added on a two or three-week program depending on environmental factors and achieved results, to prevent any nasty surprises. Either way, every pond is different and their treatments must be adapted to the results observed after their first applications as well as to the urgency in fixing the problem.

      NOTE: Bacterius® is composed of natural bacteria, that were especially created to restore and maintain the quality of water-based ecosystems. The bacterial content of Bacterius® did not undergo any genetic engineering; they are 100% natural and exist naturally in the earth, air and water. The principal effectiveness of these bacteria lies in their ability to secrete enzymes which degrade organic matter and help clarify pond water. The bacterial stocks are absolutely without danger to the environment, plants, people and animals. Information appearing in this website does not constitute in any way a guarantee of performance. Each case is different and dependent on a myriad of environmental and ecological factors. We assume no responsibility for the misuse of this product.

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